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Bi Trans Man Sends 4,000 Christmas Cards To LGBTQ People Disowned By Their Families

Saturday 28 December 2019

 

From LGBTQ Nation:

 

Rainbow Cards Project
 

Bi trans man sends 4,000 Christmas cards to LGBTQ people disowned by their families

“I knew I could never replace someone’s relatives, but I figured I could reach out with a little kindness and help them feel like a part of a bigger family.”

By Daniel Villarreal
Friday, December 27, 2019
© 2010 - 2019 LGBTQ Nation, All Rights Reserved.

A 21-year-old bisexual transgender man named Ellis Roberts-Wright sent 4,000 Christmas cards this year to LGBTQ people disowned by their families, providing them a small bit of cheer on what can be a lonely and stressful holiday.

Roberts-Wright sent the cards as part of his Rainbow Cards Project which he runs out of his home in Axminster, England.

Roberts-Wright started the Rainbow Cards Project four years ago after he spent the previous year recuperating in bed from myalgic encephalomyelitis, a chronic fatigue syndrome that made it impossible for him to feed himself or hold a conversation.

While his parents helped care for and feed him, his friends sent him letters. He was so touched by their love that he began thinking of other queer people who didn’t have supportive families. Although his parents accepted him after he came out, he knew others weren’t so lucky.

“Not getting Christmas cards is a symptom of a much larger rejection,” Roberts-Wright told DevonLive.com. “It’s not the Christmas cards, it’s that their family doesn’t love and support them anymore.”

He said his cards are the only ones some people have ever gotten. Some recipients write back to his P.O. box, thanking him for his kindness, sharing their tears of appreciation, or telling him how his cards saved their lives after years of isolation.

 

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